Defendant: Jonathan Scott Buchanan, age 34
- 900 block of County Line Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
- Statutory Sexual Assault
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Corruption of Minors
In October of 2016, detectives from the Berks County District Attorney's Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation after receiving a sexual assault complaint filed on Childline and a report made to the Berks County Children & Youth Services Department.
During the investigation, detectives learned that a fifteen (15) year old female (victim) was sexually assaulted in October of 2006 at a local church group function in Sinking Spring, Berks County. The victim disclosed that Jonathan Scott Buchanan (defendant) was the "technical guy" assigned to assist with a dress rehearsal for the church. The defendant was approximately 25 years of age at the time. The victim was assisting the defendant with retrieving equipment from the downstairs office area of the church. At that time, the defendant sexually assaulted the victim in the office area. Additionally, after the rehearsal was over, the defendant drove the victim in his vehicle to a secluded parking lot and sexually assaulted her again.
On March 16, 2017, detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Jonathan Scott Buchanan for the violations of the aforementioned listed charges. The warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Ann L. Young.
On March 20, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Buchanan surrendered to Berks County Detectives at their office. He was accompanied by his attorney. The defendant was escorted to the Berks County Sheriff's Department Central Processing Unit for processing and video arraignment.
Bail was set at $100,000 unsecured. He remains free on bail awaiting further court hearings.